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UFC 228: Geoff Neal announces UFC arrival with stunning head-kick KO

Texan welterweight has an octagon debut to remember after producing a highlight-reel knockout

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American welterweight prospect Geoff Neal goes by the fighting moniker of ‘Handz of Steel’ but, after showing off his impressive striking skills with his hands, it was his left shin that had the crowd open-mouthed in shock at UFC 228.

Neal was already dominating proceedings against teak-tough veteran Frank ‘The Crank’ Camacho in their welterweight clash in Dallas, and after hurting the Guam-born fighter with a succession of straight punches, Neal finished him off with a spectacular head-kick that sent Camacho crashing to the canvas.

Neal earned his spot in the UFC with a first-round TKO finish of fellow prospect Chase Waldon on the first season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series.

And the 28-year-old Texan took full advantage of his opportunity on his debut, as he scored an instant highlight-reel moment and announced to the world that he is a force to be reckoned with in the UFC’s welterweight division.

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